To make sure the stuck hex on Thomson chimney was still good, I took a fall on it. It's still excellent. (nice catch Tom). That last pitch is not easy, especially when wet. The hand/fist crack above the hex takes a n.3 BD. The rest, including yellow slab, are ok even in damp.
odari - 25/May/15
tom.organ - 2nd O/S - 25/May/15
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/15
Hidden - 01/May/15
Big Boots, Rucksack and Gloves
Maywood96 - AltLd - 01/May/15 with Chris lucas
Simonpeel - AltLd - 18/Apr/15
BenRyle - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/15 with Raji, James
danJBA - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/15
riff156 - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Jo Smith
In big boots, snow on ledges. Skipped the yellow slab.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/14 with Max Streeton
joem - Lead O/S - 29/Nov/14
Hidden - Lead - 23/Nov/14
First Multi Pitch route!
Connie-Em - 2nd - 23/Nov/14
I think of this as 'Left Pinnacle Rib'... Led all but P2 because we were slightly pressed for time. Included the Yellow Slab, but decided not to do Thomson's Chimney.
cameron_hall - AltLd O/S - 15/Nov/14 with Tim Crothers
Fell on first pitch sustaining a broken Zygomatic Arch. Helicoptered off to Bangor Hospital (22 Squadron). Mountain Rescue were called.
Reason for fall, took the left hand groove after the overhang not the right, there was no gear placements and no holds I could find. Rope caught me 5m from the ground.
Paul was excellent, OUMC were great (Cameron and Tim) and Dr. Martin Green.
Jeester - AltLd dnf - 15/Nov/14 with Paul Fox
Hidden - Lead - 12/Oct/14
Lead all pitches as second fairly new to climbing, we walked up and started off in drizzle but weather cleared up and sun came out on pitch 1. Did yellow slab pitch which felt around Severe with my rucksack on for about 4m until the little rib and good holds are reached. Generally a nice climb with some fun sections and cracking views.
atyson1 - Lead - 27/Sep/14
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/14
sparkybatteryboy - Lead - 14/Sep/14
georgenvk - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Becks87
Becks87 - Lead - 13/Sep/14 with George
Cajb54 - 2nd - 17/Aug/14
dkilner - Lead - 17/Aug/14 with jen
ms26g10 - AltLd - 15/Aug/14
Overlapping Rib Route - in rain with the hairy boy wonder - couldn't find diamond block at start then realised we were sat on it. Gave yellow slab a miss today as it was nuff tuff in the dry
Louis Hume - AltLd - 06/Aug/14 with Hair Bear
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/14
Gerallt Owain - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Dan Jones
Enjoyable outing. Easy to follow the route - just follow the polish! Did the yellow slab (s in approach shoes) and finished up Thomson's chimney which was quite awkward starting main crack (but good hold on right!). Good fun mountain day and nobody needed a helicopter lift down!
Danjones - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Gerallt
SarahSumner - 2nd - 22/Jul/14
guy757 - 22/Jul/14
Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/14
Yellow slab was tough even following - good lead by gary
karlb - 2nd - 21/Jun/14 with Gary Scott, chris gaynon
Raggar - AltLd - 21/Jun/14 with Andy J, Jon B
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/14
Bryn_F - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Arwel Robers
Lead pitch 2, 4 and 6. Did the severe variations on pitch 4 and 6 (the yellow slab and Thompsons Chimney), both of which felt harder than severe. This is the Classic Rock route called First Pinnacle Rib in Classic Rock, not the route to the right (which also has FPR scratched/vandalised at the base). The toppo on p150 of Classic Rock makes this clear.
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - 17/May/14 with Dan Chadfield
Led pitches 1,3 and 5. Great climb! Although the Yellow Slab and Thompson's Chimney felt harder than Severe.
DanChad - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14 with Chris Murray
ashsleight - AltLd O/S - 15/May/14 with Student
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/14
A film from a previous ascent...http://youtu.be/GCS8TGG5nZ4
caradoc - Solo - 14/May/14
with yellow slab
magik_bob - Lead - 05/May/14
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 03/May/14
oodie72 - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Alex Pond
rbharries - AltLd O/S - 02/May/14 with Danger olly, neils EW
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/May/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/14
I led the 2nd, 4th and the final easy pitch.
clint87 - AltLd - 20/Apr/14
Chazwoz - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Coral Dawson, Doug Weale
inc Yellow Slab (4b)
nesbear - 19/Apr/14 with Mirek, marshy
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14
I did the Yellow Slab pitch.
dave4430 - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Adam Palmer
Including yellow slab (S, 4b) and Thomson's Chimney (HS, 4b). Took around 1.5 hours. Done in combination with Central Buttress descent, Grooved Arete and North Ridge descent. Massive, awesome day on the mountain in perfect weather.
JamesColeman - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/14
A Crook - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/14 with Dom Stockton
Jo and Neil Stutchbury climbed First Pinnacle Ridge route
peterhubbard - AltLd - 15/Apr/14 with Ben Stutchbury
Wessex 1,3 & 5, and I did 2 & 4(Yellow Slab
robjdc - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Wessex
Lead pitches 2 (run together with most of 3),4 (yellow slab), and second half of 5.
splat2million - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Jon Howson
P2 and 4. Did we follow the exact line? who knows? who cares? the description above is useless though...Yellow slab was brilliant, if a little cold! All done in trainers except Yellow Slab.
Dan Lane - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Catherine Elliot
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14
Si - 2014
Hidden - 2014
Hidden - 2014
cymjt - 2014
Allanfairfechan - 2014
Led 1,3,5. In the wet with Fran, didn't see the point in gear on 3 and 5 (mainly easy scrambling). Found half a bottle of milk at the bottom of the chimney...
amccann - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/13
Alt leads with Alex in the great race up Tryfan in the wet. We won!
franhammond92 - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/13
swmackey - AltLd O/S - 02/Nov/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/13
inc. yellow slab
Samuel Wainwright - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/13
Stefan led P1, P3, P6 'Thompson's Chimney'. John led P2, P4 'The Yellow Slab'.
Stefan Trebicki - AltLd - 14/Sep/13 with John Martin
jimartin - AltLd - 14/Sep/13 with Stefan Trebicki
Approach from Tryfan Bach path, Colin lead yellow slab, Descent; "up & down" north buttress / north ridge path, then traversed across to top of Wrinke Tower, top ropped the chimney and final descent down the gully below wrinkle tower ( difficult to protect 2nd's), final descent passing below Mile Stone.
Simon Cahill - Lead rpt - 13/Sep/13 with Colin Crockart
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Sep/13
kristinawe - AltLd - 01/Sep/13
frankcp87 - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/13
jjclarke70 - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Frank
sarahrowlands - AltLd - 31/Aug/13 with richard savill
richardsavill - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Sarah Rowlands
Hidden - AltLd - 28/Aug/13
TCarrick - 24/Aug/13
TCarrick - 24/Aug/13
Hidden - 2nd - 24/Aug/13
Big boots, damp conditions, bit of rain...fun, fun, fun!Two students on RCI training.
Zoomer - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/13 with Gary Mitchell, Willy Houston
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Aug/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/13
Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jul/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13
Barrez - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/13 with Beezy
Lead Yellow Slab pitch
Beezy - AltLd - 11/Jul/13 with Barrez
blue sky, very hot summer day. fun day out. most was like an easy scramble, then some interest leading Yellow Slab and Thomsons Chimney
Robin Brooke - Lead - Jul/13 with Paula Ryan
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/13
Tom lead whole thing, my first multipitch expedition. Long walk in made worse by taking wrong path and yomping for miles.
KTC - 2nd - 22/Jun/13
Hidden - Solo - 18/Jun/13
Led Yellow Slab, Thomsons Chimney
edordead - AltLd - 08/Jun/13
dscnly - Lead - 08/Jun/13 with Stuart
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13
Unknownbiker - AltLd - 01/Jun/13 with Pete Rhodes
hairy51 - AltLd O/S - Jun/13 with Joe Andrews, Ben Axford
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/May/13
Led Yellow Slab
BikeClimbWalk - AltLd - 28/May/13 with John J
Great Mountain Route. Fantastic weather. Could see for miles.
Amber Chaloner - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13 with Jane Woulds
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/13
0 viz. Scrambled round last two pitches (into VS territory apparently).
0ddba11 - AltLd - May/13
Some showery rain, but still very enjoyable climbing. Hailstones as I started lead on Yellow Slab - very exciting moment! Great fun, felt like we went pretty quickly, about 3 hours in total from start to summit. Long walk off afterwards. VDiff, Severe for Yellow slab seems right.
andyjirvin - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/13
Not a cloud in the sky!
jonathandavey - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13
LesserTrochanter - AltLd - 20/Apr/13 with Jonathan Davey
morgan91 - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/13 with Bradleywhite
BradleyWhite - Lead - 19/Apr/13
John Nuttall - Solo - 17/Feb/13
Jamie Everitt - AltLd - Feb/13
Alpine style: gloves, big boots, then a massive dumping of snow and combined tactics!
Mr Fuller - AltLd - 13/Jan/13 with Liz Smith
Good route with the addition of snow!
lizard-16-07 - 2nd - 13/Jan/13 with Matt Fuller
Hidden - AltLd - 2013
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Nov/12
The combination of walking boots and snow certainly made for some interesting moves!
i.fish2000 - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/12 with David Maddison
moved together for the entire climb
maddy92 - Lead - 10/Nov/12
5+hrs of climbing. Beautiful views in the sun, with the sea king over head. Got cold and tired on the final few pitches and was pushing confidence limits - may have shed a little tear but was worth it to reach the summit :)
AWOODM71 - 2nd - 21/Oct/12 with Andy Speed
SteveM - Solo - 06/Oct/12
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Sep/12
with Mick PMC
tjrukc - AltLd O/S - Sep/12
eds92 - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/12
I led crux pitch (yellow slab 4a). Attempted Archer's Chimney finish but retreated and walked to summit.
d80f0u - AltLd - 20/Aug/12 with Alex
jon59 - Lead - 18/Aug/12
Avoided yellow slab but the adjacent pitch and above is a great pitch
mr_drains - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Gareth K, The Defecator
groll - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Rose
Goodstuff - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/12
PanzerHanzler - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/12 with Ian Ackerley
rangadan - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/12
mikpen - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Anthony Pickard
anthonyp - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Michaela Penny
Nordic - AltLd - 21/Jul/12 with Jodie Munks
Dan Vaj - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Ben Robotham
I lead the 5th pitch ... first lead
Vicky L - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Marq
Vicky did her first lead with the 5th pitch. Other LMC'ers on Second Pinnacle Rib so a good social day out.
Marq - AltLd rpt - 15/Jul/12 with Vicky Lisle
ads - AltLd - 30/Jun/12 with Julie
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/May/12
the power - AltLd - 16/May/12 with rob
Hidden - AltLd - 05/May/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12
Savlon - 2nd - 14/Apr/12 with Pip H, Schneeberger
Hidden - 2nd - 07/Apr/12
Will Sheaff - AltLd - Apr/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/12
A great days easy climbing, in gooriouse weather. Nic's first climb for 20 odd years. Jase and Dave (First mountain route) followed.
Fiskavaig - Lead - 25/Mar/12 with Nic P
yellow slab on the route icey conditions great moment and route!!
southern_smit - AltLd - 17/Mar/12
Fantastic route, I lead Yellow Slab which is more like S.
abercolin - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Hayley Riggs
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/12
Hidden - AltLd - Jan/12
Made for interesting climbing in mountain boots with the rain and grease
jon59 - AltLd - 27/Nov/11
First climb after 2 knee ops fantastic fun busy. This is VD in the north wales guide
trish1968 - Lead - 05/Nov/11 with EamonH
EamonH - 2nd - 05/Nov/11 with Patricia Mellor
Harry Thorpe - AltLd dnf - 29/Oct/11 with Keeno
btc - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Hamish Rowe, Bob Workman
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Oct/11
RC led P1,3,5, I led P2,4. Took the yellow slab, spicy, slippy, but fun. Slab pitch is S, overall route is VD in guide book.
birthers - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Ruth C
Robboj - 30/Sep/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/11
Alessandro Tentori - AltLd O/S - Sep/11 with Paolo Fubini
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 31/Jul/11
stoo2k - AltLd - 30/Jul/11
Seconded most of the pitches but led 2 short sections. Excelent day in perfect weather.
sdavies61 - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/11 with Rob Owen
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/11
great climb, the yellow slab adds a bit of spice to the day.
jon59 - Lead - 06/Jul/11
mynyddresident - AltLd rpt - 11/Jun/11 with Kelly
John Foster - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with GMC Mark
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11
Phil_hood - 25/May/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/May/11
Hidden - AltLd - 07/May/11
Superb traditional multi pitch route on a glorious day. Easy alpine style climbing interspersed with a couple of spicy bits inc. yellow slab. Finished up Thompsons Chimney.
jandyd05 - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Julie Anglesea
Hidden - 2nd - 24/Apr/11
chippyjeff - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/11
mark_jc - Apr/11
blakey - Lead - Apr/11
Hidden - AltLd - 26/Mar/11
Mick Cassidy - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/11 with Jimbo
Orifice - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/11 with Mark Simmons
Homes - AltLd - Jan/11 with Sam A
Hidden - 2011
djromberg - 2011
Hexman - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/10
carl_123 - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/10
why is there a long walk to these routes. hard last year harder this year. bloody hill...
mike hooper - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/10 with gary nettleinghame, robin frazer
emlynroberts - Lead - 16/Oct/10 with Jacob Roberts, Josh Roberts
jacobroberts - 2nd - 16/Oct/10 with emlyn roberts
TomWebber - Solo - 09/Oct/10
JamieAyres - AltLd rpt - 02/Oct/10 with Nick Ingram
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/10
Very straightforward climbing, indeed more like scrambling for substantial sections; lead the Yellow Slab, not as polished as i'd been lead to expect, good and enjoyable climbing. Rain started after that pitch, and very wet thereafter. Helped rescue a group of walkers with dogs from the gully scramble on the right at the top of the route.
no_more_scotch_eggs - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/10 with loudfish
Included leading the 'Yellow slab'
prwalker - Lead - 22/Aug/10 with Stephen Paulger, Jo Paulger
also completed thompsons chimney making it 7 pitches in total
DRIFTER_S14 - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/10
Hidden - AltLd - 16/Aug/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10
Nicholas Livesey - AltLd - 08/Aug/10 with Lucie Sedlarova
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10
climbed with 2 novices.. good fun on the yellow slab
rustaldo - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10
VS4b - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10
Bivvied on heather terrace. On the route at 6:00am and on top by around 10:00am. Good day out on easy climbing except for polish on yellow slab.
sstanier - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Andy Bailey
Hidden - 10/Jun/10
Excellent climbing, would give the whole route a lower grade but yellow slab so polished and gear placements are worn so would say it was more like severe.
Jungle_153 - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/10
D Berry - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/10
Good fun route. Very straightforward except for Yellow Slab, would consider as a solo. Finished by easy way, not the chimney.
SuperstarDJ - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10 with Steve Blatherwick
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10
Mark D - AltLd O/S - 16/May/10 with Tommy B
adam clarke - 2nd - 15/May/10 with James Hulme, Hannah Hulme Hunter
Hidden - Lead - 05/May/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/10
K9 - Lead - 02/May/10 with Fran
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/10
ollieben - 24/Apr/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/10
Done in boots.
Excellent route and a 1st class day out on Tryfan.
Yellow slab was avoided after attempting and falling a few times (though would undoubtedly be easy in a pair of stickies).
1st part of Thompsons chimney was OK (eventually) 2nd part just wasn't going to happen in boots.
andy dunn - Lead β - 06/Mar/10 with J
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - Lead - 2010
ml_si - AltLd - 2010 with smithy
Just did the first pitch and then scrambled off left to get to the start of Munich Climb.
Steve Hill - Lead dnf - 29/Aug/09 with Will Jones
Hidden - Solo - 22/Aug/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/09
Alt leads with RC
ChrisJD - AltLd - 07/Aug/09 with Jackson, rc
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/09
I led pitches 1, mid part of 2/3, 4, ~6
MJP - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Simon Binnie
Beautiful summers day route was quite busy ,pitched the whole route ,could of moved together on a few easier pitches,dave led yellow slab bold balancey moves until crack is gained. I led curving flake pitch (nice) topped out in slight drizzle and decended south ridge cwm Tryfan path great day.
jockdave - AltLd β - 02/Aug/09 with dave
dansmonkeytroubles - AltLd O/S - Aug/09 with Joe Harris
igneouscarl - Lead - Aug/09
Another great day on Tryfan :)
dannyevos - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/09 with Rick Clapham
finished up yellow slab and tompson chimney.
north ridge ticked in descent. 4 hours car to car.
Dave Searle - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/09
ill_bill - Lead - 12/Jul/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/09
Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jun/09
Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jun/09
Nice route. Yellow Slab pitch was lovely. Polished but nice balance moves until you could get your hands on a couple of good holds and then smear up to better ground.
agagsgrot - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/09 with Thomas
Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/09
jibberingwreck - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with mustgetstronger
Thompson's chimney finish
mustgetstronger - AltLd - 30/May/09 with jibberingwreck
Led each pitch, climbed in skate shoes, did yellow slab and final pitch with 50 m runout
porridgefan - Lead O/S - 29/May/09 with James Davidson
Thompson's chimney finish
wilkie14c - Lead O/S - 28/May/09 with Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson23 - 2nd - 28/May/09 with Paul blanchard
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/09
Templeton Adams - Lead - May/09 with Dave G
benparratt - AltLd O/S - May/09
Nicholas Livesey - AltLd rpt - 18/Apr/09 with Simon Perkins
jwpil - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Mat
Fantastic day with good weather, the views are superb, the climbing fun, the rock is excellent
Onion magnet - AltLd O/S - Apr/09 with Jack
Hidden - Apr/09
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/09
Longest climb to date this - managed it fairly well no major porblems -
snakes77 - 2nd - 28/Mar/09 with Monkey1
Hidden - 2009
Have done this route many times over the years, with many partners
Fiskavaig - Lead - 2009 with Chris D
innesmac - 2009
Tom lead the first pitch. Was pretty iced up and snowy
tdudley - AltLd O/S - 29/Nov/08 with Tom Webber
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/08
Hidden - Lead - 12/Oct/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08
Lead pitches 1, 3 and 5.
Harder (S grade) pitches were 4 and 6 (Andy led them). Thomsons Chimney Finish.
Great day out climbing. Would recommend this to anyone!
climberuk - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/08 with Young Andy
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08
chedder - AltLd - 20/Sep/08 with kevin talyor
Hidden - Lead - Sep/08
Damp day. Moved together on most of it. Nowhere near as good as Grooved Arete!
benman - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08 with roger m
CathS - AltLd rpt - 23/Aug/08 with Norbert
missed out yellow slab..need to go back and do again
ross duffield - AltLd - 23/Aug/08 with row
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/08
Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jul/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/08
mcraie - 28/Jun/08 with bob johnson
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/08
Ran into 7 pitches - climbed very fas as a three. Whole route in under 4 hours.
robkbangor - AltLd O/S - 31/May/08 with M Jones, A Tibbets
Hidden - Lead - 30/May/08
Nicholas Livesey - AltLd - 24/May/08 with Jamie Griggs and Jim Hobson
Glyn - Lead O/S - 05/May/08 with Britta
More of a scramble than a climb. Lead yellow slab which was the only real thought provoking pitch. Wanted to climb Grooved Arete but queues were ridiculous.
lazybones - AltLd O/S - 03/May/08 with Steve Wright
reubensampson - AltLd O/S - 03/May/08 with Justyna Gemzala, Phil Buckle
griggj - AltLd - May/08 with nicholas livesey and the nobz
First multipitch climb and first lead (well actually only led 1 pitch. Fantastic experience but blowing an absolute gale and very low cloud cover until near the summit then all was revealed.
Many thanks to Mark.
arakis74 - AltLd - 26/Apr/08 with Mark Fyles
Nicholas Livesey - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Mark Bishop
What a difference the weather makes. This time there was a foot of fresh powder on the whole crag. Finding Heather Terrace involved wading through thigh deep drifts in a blizzard. We decided to climb in walking boots instead of rock shoes and I kept my double-layer snowboarding gloves on for most of the route. The first pitch was the hardest by far. Just getting started was a real problem. No friction from boots on wet rock and only large jugs working through the gloves. An hour later I'd only managed 20 metres but was starting to get the hang of how to make this work. We were considering abseiling off and going to do something slightly less stupid instead, but Jordan on my ropes made it to the belay, his hands numb from climbing without gloves. On the other ropes Mark belayed for J and Ian successfully, so Jordan decided to lead on and see what it looked like to the next belay. That was the point where the sun came out, drying the rock and warming the fingers. Jordan radioed that it got easier higher up so we carried on. The weather continued to improve and I quickly found a rhythm of sweeping snow off the holds to find the best jugs and finding edges and spikes that the boots would stay on. The occasional, nervous weighting of a snow-step, (one just collapsed as I left it, revealing that there was in fact nothing underneath, kept the senses buzzing and by the time we reached the top everyone was thoroughly enjoying themselves. So much so, that the ensuing snowball fight and powder diving continued all the way down the west face. We didn't manage Yellow Slab or Thomson's Chimney; that would have been pushing it a bit far but there aren't many days when you can climb on Tryfan East face and have the entire mountain to yourselves for the day. Last August there were at least ten teams on the one route at any one time.
Humpty Dangler - AltLd rpt - 12/Apr/08 with Jordan Lane
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/08
robshep - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08 with Sian Williams
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/08
david morse - AltLd - Feb/08 with jon denniss
Nick Rundall - AltLd O/S - 2008
james chesmer - 2nd O/S - 2008 with Martin Chesmer
Beautiful mountain route, but gets VD the Ogwen guide
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 21/Oct/07
djking1983 - Lead - 20/Oct/07 with Phil Nutbeam
Weather very good, clear sky and dry under foot.
alexporter - Lead - 20/Oct/07
Tom Robinson - 2nd - 20/Sep/07 with David King
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/07
Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jul/07
1philjones1 - AltLd - Jul/07 with Paul
Part of the 3 classics in a day. Moved together for all except the Yellow Slab.
Caralynh - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/07 with Paul Dickenson
paul_d - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/07 with Cara-lyn Reynolds
Moved together except on 4b slab
Tom Stoddart - 05/May/07 with Tom Slade
climbingpixie - AltLd O/S - 05/May/07 with Owen
Fun climb with endless walk in
dustynet - AltLd O/S - 05/May/07 with jules
Fun climb with endless walk in
dustynet - AltLd O/S - 05/May/07 with jules
malc - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Rick and Nick
Ing - 2nd - 07/Apr/07 with James
saturday, weather was dull and hads were cold as hell on the first pitch.. looked up on sunday and the weather was sunny... wales for ya!.. yellow slab move was good..polished as hell now
markju - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/07 with Eamonn
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/07
Lead the yellow slab (4b).
Mark Owen - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/07 with Chris Owen
Awesome sunny day
bigbobbyking - AltLd - Mar/07 with Christof
Nice scenery, interesting severe section with polished holds. got to the top and discovered 20 blokes in dinner jackets having a party!
hailtryfan - Mar/07 with Ben Stickly
Hidden - Lead - Jan/07
brighters - 2007
fran04 - AltLd - 2007
climber sim - 2007
Jonny M - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/06 with Helen Tsai
GiveHerHelen - 2nd O/S - 11/Nov/06 with Jon Moulding
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Nov/06
Mowglee - 2nd - 28/Oct/06 with Sven, Jean + Mark
off route I'm sure but topped out in right place
Simon Cahill - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/06 with Jonathon Cahill, Aiden
Wasn't that impressed, broken very easy climbing/scrambling. Yellow slab is nowhere near the 4b suggested in the CC Ogwen guide and only tricky due to the pollish!
Tom M Williams - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/06
Swirly - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/06 with katherine
Including HS variation at top (Stu lead)
JdotP - AltLd O/S - 28/May/06 with Stuart Bury
Rampikino - Lead - 29/Apr/06 with MMC Various
Only one tricky section of V Diff - rest is Diff/Mod climbing, good length route.
rambler_gary - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/06 with John
stevo smith - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/06 with Jonny Teasedale, Paul Shea
Hidden - 2nd - Jan/06
Chris Sansum - 2006
Ian McNeill - 2006
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006
Hidden - 2006
petekeron - Lead O/S - 2006
Will have to try this again. Unfortunatly the wx closed in.
Jord64@msn.com - Lead dnf - 20/Nov/05
Attempted this on perhaps the worst weekend of the year. Big boots 'cos it was freezing, gear and holds frozen in and hidden under snow.
Got up the first pitch which went at about VS! Then the weather kicked in so we abbed off.
One for the summer!
Tom Last - Lead dnf - Nov/05 with Matt & Karen
A great day out, on my first 'mountain climb' cheers Ryan...
gorgeous climb and vew well worth it.
ungracefulathlete - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/05 with Ryan Stonier
Lost the route badly, don't know how. Turned into another epic, down 800ft of screen in the dark, back to the car at 10pm.
CAPRICORN - Lead dog - Sep/05 with Kathryn Pearson
Sankey - AltLd - Aug/05 with Andy E
leerthorp - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with tom
Keith Jones - 2nd - Jun/05 with David
crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 01/May/05 with cornish merlin
Cornish Merlin - AltLd - 01/May/05 with Oli Gray
Hidden - 2nd - 26/Mar/05
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Nov/04
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/04
Cake - AltLd O/S - Aug/04 with Matt
SteveM - AltLd - 24/Apr/04 with Bekhs
The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 2004 with Paul Beacall
Hidden - Lead - 01/Nov/03
Hidden - 2nd - Sep/03
First ever lead!
adamscottthomas - AltLd O/S - Apr/03 with Ian Johnson
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Feb/03
Hidden - AltLd - 05/Nov/02
Whealiebob - AltLd - 02/Aug/02 with Ste and Chris
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/02
Simon cook - Lead - Jul/02
andygreen - AltLd rpt - 23/Jun/02
John HW - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/02 with Cath
Hidden - Lead - 16/Feb/02
Brown - Lead O/S - 2002
Hidden - AltLd - 2002
andygreen - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/01
DaveB61 - TR - Sep/01 with Paul Sturman
Marq - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/01 with Rich Cole
Hidden - Lead - Oct/00
Hidden - AltLd - 27/Aug/00
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 2000
Jacob Ram - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/99 with elisa shub
Phil1967 - AltLd - Jul/99 with Bruv
andrewbooth1000 - AltLd O/S - Jul/99 with Bruv
Howard J - AltLd - 16/May/99 with John Waterhouse
Jacob Ram - Lead - 13/Mar/99
lithos - AltLd - 1998
lithos - AltLd - 1998
nickdonohue - AltLd - 02/Feb/97
Hidden - Lead dnf - 21/Jun/96
Hidden - Solo - 16/Jun/96
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/May/96
Hidden - AltLd - 15/May/96
sixties - 25/May/95 with hrd
sixties - 25/May/95 with hrd
babymoac - AltLd - 06/Aug/94 with Ashley
John Marsland - AltLd - 12/Feb/94 with Andy Veveris
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1994
chris sm - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/93 with Martin Sime
whispering nic - Solo - Aug/93 with Kat
DavPk - AltLd - 1993 with Gareth Wood
BruceW - 2nd - Nov/92
Sean Kelly - May/91
First lead with JT and Mark Wigg
Mark Riley - AltLd - 1991
Hidden - Solo - Aug/90
JamieAyres - Lead O/S - Jul/90 with Jude Ayres
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/90
Hidden - Lead - 1990
Andy Say - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/89
andy@ark - Lead - Aug/87 with Martin
Raggar - 2nd - 04/Apr/87 with Jon B
Ian Archer - Lead - 18/Jun/86 with Peter Jones
bazzag - Lead - 1986 with matt
michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/85 with steve morris
Mark Kemball - AltLd - 28/Feb/83 with George Mumford
Yellow Slab is 4b but still Diff!
Iain Thow - Solo - 11/Aug/81 with Jon Bebb
RichardMc - AltLd - 30/Jun/79 with Heather Widdowson
charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 1979
mikej - AltLd - 12/Nov/77 with Geoff Williams
Richard Alderton - 1977 with Ellie
Mark Kemball - Lead - Aug/75 with Colin Kemball
Ian Jones - AltLd O/S - 1973 with Bill Dean
rogerskews - AltLd - 1970 with Alan Fowler
Gordon Stainforth - AltLd - 06/Apr/69 with Robert --?
David Smith - 1961